Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo Recipe
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Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo Recipe

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Bow ties are back in style and back on a heart-healthy menu. Because real Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese has an intense flavor, you can get away with using less, making it idea for healthy cooking. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Additional grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without additional cheese): 430 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein .


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  2. Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, cheese, basil, pepper and salt; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  3. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Bow Tie Alfredo in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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jenorton 182163
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"Love it!! I always add extra garlic!"

wiscook 194709
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"the 40 minute time is a bit optimistic, it assumes you have a pot of water boiled already for the pasta the chicken is already cooked. I wish recipes would assume I am starting from uncooked stuff, so the times are more realistic. It's a very good dish, even with regular parmesan cheese and reheats very well for leftovers."

KWhitehead 197410
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Delicious and easy! My entire family loved it!"

hkkeener 123488
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"This was simple and fast to make and tasted delicious. My husband and I both loved it!"

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